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AWHS families and faculty flock to falcon logo reveal

Alice Simenstad and Georgia Schroeder
August 11, 2021

After a summer of fundraising, designing, and painting, AWHS proudly presented its new school logo on Monday, Aug. 9 to the community. The logo was displayed on the recently-painted gym floor, sweatshirts and t-shirts, and the AWHS sports jerseys. The new logo is the latest development in the name change process, depicting the school’s mascot, the falcon, which was selected by the Drake Leadership...

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Upperclassmen share tips for next years Assassin

Henry Pratt, News Editor
June 15, 2021

The game is called “Killer” at some schools, but at Archie Williams High School (AWHS) it’s called Assassin: a water gun, prize money fueled game that is a rite of passage for AWHS upperclassmen. Through a variety of strategies, teams of three compete each May by hiding from their assassins and killing their targets until they are the last team standing or are eliminated. Strategies are a paramount...

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Archie Williams High School boys varsity water polo seniors reflect on season after win against Redwood High School

Avery Yudice, Website and Social Manager and Opinion Editor
June 13, 2021

The AWHS boys varsity water polo team celebrated their graduating seniors after an intense game against Redwood High School on May 26. Overcoming a four-point deficit, the AWHS boys water polo team came back to take home the win.  “That was by far the most stressful game of the season,” said Tate Miller, an AWHS varsity player who will play water polo at Occidental College in the fall.  The...

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Senior Map

June 11, 2021

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Avery Yudice, Website and Social Manager and Opinion Editor
June 9, 2021

Civil Unrest Continued as the United States Fell Into a Pandemic   YEARS OF DIVISION In his inauguration address on January 20, 2021, 46th president of the United States, Joe Biden said, "Few people in our nation's history have been more challenged or found a time more challenging or difficult than the time we're in now,” regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and political division.   VIRUS PARALYZES GLOBAL POPULATION On January 6, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO)...

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TUHSD administration addresses mountain biking risk factors with new protocols

Samantha Parr and Aler Giffin
May 26, 2021

On May 11, the Tamalpais Union High School District (TUHSD) administration held a meeting with mountain biking team coaches and advisors to discuss the operations of the Archie Williams, Redwood, and Tamalpais High School teams in regards to current board policies and administrative regulations. Although the board states that their intention was never to do away with the mountain biking teams, many...

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Wellness ceramic mural finished after three years of perseverance

Emily Cardwell and Maddie Biegel
May 20, 2021

In the making for roughly three years, the ceramic mural, created by 2019 AP Ceramics students, is ready to be displayed in front of the Wellness Center at Archie Williams High School. The AP Ceramics students started the project in 2019, composed mainly of juniors. After the students working on it graduated last year, college freshman Taylor Jones came back to work with Beth Cederstrom, the ceramics...

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Students express excitement about returning to school, yet are concerned about COVID-19 safety

Maddie Biegel, Podcast Producer
April 2, 2021

Recently COVID-19 cases have begun to decline in Marin County which allows for schools to open up full time. After spring break, for the first time in over a year, students in the Tamalpais Union High School District (TUHSD) will have the option of returning to school Monday through Friday or staying home and learning on Zoom full-time. As students make their choice some worry about their safety, while...

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HS 1327’s ParentSquare daily health screener presents unexpected issues

Isabella Nash, Junior Copy Editor
April 1, 2021

With High School 1327 (HS 1327)’s return to on-campus learning, several prominent safety measures have been enforced, including the COVID-19 symptom-tracing daily health screener on Parentsquare that all students and faculty must complete before arriving on campus. This is an effective way to see if people have experienced COVID-19 symptoms in order to keep them from spreading the virus to others....

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Class of 2020 vs. 2021: who had it worse in quarantine?

Samantha Parr, Editor-in-Chief
March 26, 2021

Between college applications, becoming a legal adult, and senioritis, senior year already poses numerous challenges to the average high school student. However, COVID-19 created obstacles that no student could have ever anticipated. The two groups that arguably got the worse side of the deal with COVID-19 were the class of 2020 and 2021 seniors. The class of 2020 expected their senior year to go...

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Keeping their Distance: Students stay remote while others return to in-person school

Henry Pratt, News Editor
March 25, 2021

On Feb. 23, Marin County moved back into the “Red” COVID-19 tier, signifying that COVID-19 cases had dropped to a sufficiently safe level that allowed gyms to reopen and restaurants to reopen indoor dining with limited capacity. This move into the Red tier also allowed public schools all over Marin County to return to in-person learning using a hybrid model. Despite the fact that students and teachers...

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A year in lockdown with HS 1327 News

March 13, 2021

A year ago today, we had our first day of online school. Now we’re two weeks into a hybrid model of school, and it’s been quite a year. From COVID-19 concerns to the entertainment world and everything in between, a lot has happened. Here are some of HS 1327’s best stories during the time of COVID-19, including news, features, opinions, music, tv, and movie reviews, and sports.  March 2020 COVID-19...

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